Leamington and Kenilworth mix it with the best at Inter-Counties

Six Leamington C&AC athletes and four Kenilworth Runners represented Warwickshire in the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championships on Saturday.

Kenilworth Runners' Richard Zanetti and Anne Thomas at the Big Half.

Alexander in scorching form as he swaps snow for sand

Avoiding the freezing weather of the UK, Kenilworth Runners’ Stan Alexander went to Spain to take part in the inaugural Benidorm Half Marathon last Saturday.

Callum Hanlon and Leamington C&AC clubmate Phil Gould in the early stages of the Nationals. Picture submitted

West leads Leamington C&AC charge up Parliament Hill in the Nationals

The sun shone on the Saucony National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, held on Parliament Hill with central London emerging out of the mist on the skyline.

Spa Striders were out in force at the Run For Rotary 10k. Picture submitted

McKeown’s marathon mileage helps him to a big personal best at Draycote

Spa Striders were well represented at the Run for Rotary 10k at Draycote Water where still, dry conditions helped personal bests tumble.

Natalie Bhangal closes in on the finish line at the Draycote 10k.

Bhangal has the wind in her sails ahead of London

Leamington C&AC’s Natalie Bhangal continued her London Marathon preparations with first lady and a course best at a gusty Draycote Water 10k on Sunday.

Leamington C&AC's women line-up ahead of the start in Wolverhampton.

Edwards masters the Midlands League to lead Leamington to gold

Leamington C&AC’s masters’ ladies comfortably held on to top spot at the weekend to claim the gold medal in the Midlands Ladies Cross Country League, with Kelly Edwards picking up individual gold.

Kenilworth Runners' Gail Audhali and Shani Samarasekera after the Stoneleigh Christmas Reindeer 10k.

Kenilworth duo second and third in Reindeer 10k

Kenilworth Runners’ Gail Audhali and Shani Samarasekera finished second and third ladies, respectively, in the Stoneleigh Christmas Reindeer 10k on Sunday.

Leamington C&AC's girls' under-15 squad.

Chahal’s top-ten finish proves the highlight for the C&AC juniors

Leamington C&C were well represented in the junior county championship races at Wollaton Park with Georgina Hurt getting proceedings under way in the under-17 women’s event, running strongly for a creditable 46th place in 23min 5sec on the 5k course.

Phil Gould prepares to tackle one of the boggy sections at Wollaton Park. Pictures submitted

Edwards a muddy marvel at Midlands Championships

The rain certainly added to the challenge of the Midlands Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

Jai Sispal cruises to victory. Picture submitted

C&AC’s Chahal and Sispal cruise to county schools cross-country wins

Leamington C&ACs Kieran Chahal and Jai Sispal dominated their races at the Warwickshire Schools Cross Country Championships at Kineton High School last Saturday.

Spa Striders' Chris McKeown. Picture: Barry Cornelius

Podium spot for McKeown, while Kenilworth take category prizes

Kenilworth Runners took home three category prizes at the Ilmington 10k on Sunday.

Spa Striders' Paul Edwards and Chris McKeown battle it out. Picture: Nigel Fox

Carson and Bhangal take Not The Roman prizes

Kenilworth Runner’s Connor Carson won Stratford AC’s Not the Roman IX on Sunday in 42min 36sec.

Spa Striders' ladies line up ahead of the Midland Ladies Cross Country League race at Cofton Park. Picture submitted

Leamington consolidate seventh spot in the Birmingham League

Leamington C&AC’s men returned to Warley Woods on Saturday to take part in the third round of the Birmingham Cross Country League, some having only raced there the week before in the Warwickshire County Championships.

Spa Striders line up ahead of the Naunton Nearly 19.

Striders’ Venables calls on her ultra background to Nearly win at Naunton

Ultra specialist Mel Venables found conditions to her liking at the Naunton Nearly 19 off-road race on Sunday, finishing second lady.

Leamington C&AC's senior and masters' women at the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships. Picture: Sue Harrison

Leamington C&AC master their opposition at County Champs

Leamington C&AC showed their continued strength in depth at the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships on Saturday with both the men and ladies taking the gold trophy for the masters’ team and the seniors picking up silver and bronze.

Jephson Gardens

Leamington to stage new half-marathon this summer

There will be a new race on the sporting calendar this year with the launch of the Leamington Spa Half Marathon.

Mel Venables on her way to the female prize at the Hooky Christmas Canter. Picture: Barry Cornelius

Spa Striders’ Venables canters to ladies’ victory in Hook Norton

Nineteen Spa Striders braved the elements to race the Hooky Christmas Canter, a multi-terrain event around Hook Norton.

Kenilworth Runners gather for a team shot at Welcombe Hills. Pictures submitted

Welcombe top-15 finish for Gibbs at second race of Midland League

Kenilworth Runners’ Frankie Gibbs had another excellent race in the Midland Women’s Cross Country League at Welcombe Hills in Stratford on Saturday, finishing 13th overall on the undulating the two-lap course in 26min 22sec.

Monica Williamson on her way to a fourth-placed finish for England in Derry. Picture submitted

Leamington C&AC’s Williamson leads England team to cross-country gold

Leamington C&AC’s Monica Williamson led the England team to W55 success at the 30th running of the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Natalie Bhangal, pictured with her daughters who took part in the fun run, at the Raceways Autumn Shakespeare.

Bhangal goes down in history as final winner at Long Marston

Leamington C&AC’s Natalie Bhangal created history with victory in the ladies’ half-marathon at the final running of the Raceways Autumn Shakespeare.

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